The Blue Envelope
The “Blue Envelope” was created to enhance communication between a police officer and a driver with autism spectrum disorder.
The purpose of the envelope is to have the driver place their insurance card, registration and driver license in it, so they can hand it to the officer during a traffic stop. On the outside of the envelope is helpful tips and instructions for both the officer and driver on how to successfully communicate with each other.
How was the blue envelope created?
The envelope was created by a new state law effective January 1, 2020.
What is the blue envelope?
The blue envelope provides written information and guidance on enhancing effective communication between police officers and people with autism spectrum disorder.
Where do I get the envelope? Can I have multiple?
The envelopes are available at all DMV locations, police stations, driving schools and through autism advocacy groups. Yes, you can have multiple envelopes.
Where do I keep the envelope?
You should keep the envelope either in the glove box, or visor of your car.
If I am in possession of the envelope will an officer know what it means?
Yes, police officers are trained to know what the envelope means. Ask the officer if you can reach for your envelope.
Will having this envelope affect my car insurance policy?
No, the envelope was created for the purpose of improving the interaction between a driver and police officer.